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UNS Energy Corporation Control Room Operator in Tucson, Arizona

Control Room Operator

Company Tucson Electric Power

Location Tucson, AZ

Requisition ID 5223

About Us

UNS Energy Corporation ( , headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary ofFortis Inc. ( , the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. Our public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., power our economy by providing electric and gas service to nearly 700,000 customers in Arizona.

We embrace a spirit of giving, dedicated to improving quality of life in the communities we have served for generations, and in TEP’s case, since the 1890s. We’re building a cleaner, greener grid, with more wind and solar power than ever before, while maintaining safe, reliable, and affordable service.

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Our culture is rooted inshared core values ( that define how we work and who we are. Our team of innovative professionals bring their authentic selves to work each day to power our vision and make a difference.

We create opportunities for employees to thrive through:

  • Continual growth: In an industry changing faster than ever before, our commitment to professional growth and leadership development means we never stop challenging ourselves to explore new possibilities.

  • Active Engagement: We support a collaborative environment, with peer-to-peer learning and employee-driven groups that foster an inclusive culture.

  • Total compensation: UNS Energy Corporation also offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, affordable individual and family health insurance plans, tuition assistance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

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Job Description - Control Room Operator

NOTICE OF VACANCY (Classified Position)

Date Posted: May 26th, 2023

Date Expires: April 9th, 2023

Testing Date: To be Determined (You will be notified of the time)

Practical Date: To be Determined (You will be notified of the time)

Interview Date: To be Determined (You will be notified of the time)

Candidates selected for testing will receive a confirmation at the email address provided on the application with notification of the scheduled date and time for the testing session.

** Dates are subject to change based on business needs, weather, and unforeseen circumstances

Please complete the online application on the company Intranet under My HR / Internal JobPostings. If you have any questions, contact Aaron Brown at or 520/403-5945.

A vacancy exists for the position of Control Room Operator in Tucson Power Production. Refer to the attached job description and outline for additional bid information.

Normal Minimum Requirements :

  • Must currently be or have been a Power Production Specialist II at TEP or five years (5) experience at a steam electrical generating station in a similar position, or equivalent operating experience in a related field

  • Successful completion of the identified qualification process up to and including the Heat Rate CBT as well as courses associated with this position and all related testing

  • Ability to perform basic math calculations

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Ability to demonstrate the physical ability to bend, stoop, lift and climb for extended periods of time

  • Possession of a valid up-to-date driver’s license

  • Shift work required

*PLEASE NOTE: To be considered for this position, a resume must be submitted enumerating qualifications and skills.

TO: All Bidders


There will be a three-part testing procedure employed for this position. The first step is a written technical skills test followed by a practical test and a behavioral based core competency interview. Each step of the process must be passed in order to progress to the next step.

We are providing a study outline to prepare for the three-part testing procedure. The outline is designed to maximize test results and centralize study times in the areas listed below:

Written Technical Skills

  • General Knowledge of the Collective Bargaining Agreement

  • Knowledge of the following Sections from the Safety Manual: Sections 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 800, and 900

  • Working knowledge of all Startup Procedures on all systems

  • Working knowledge of all In Service Procedures on all systems

  • Working knowledge of emergency procedures to take place in the event of a fire

  • Working knowledge of emergency procedures to take place in the event of an accident

  • Working knowledge of the clearance procedure

  • Working knowledge of alarm procedures

  • Working knowledge of tripping procedures and restart

  • Ability to recognize environmental problems and identify procedures to follow to maintain compliance

  • Combustion and its elements as it pertains to Power Production

  • Working knowledge of the Distributive Control Systems

  • Working knowledge of basic Plant electrical distribution

  • Knowledge of the different controls employed throughout all systems

  • Working knowledge of the Plant water systems

Practical Skills Outline

  • Control Room Operator SOPs

Behavioral and Technical Based Interview

The interview is a behavioral and technical based interview incorporating our Core Competencies and plant specific questions. In this process, we believe that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior and behavior that is more recent is a better predictor of future behavior than older behavior, and that long-standing trends are better predictors of behavior than isolated incidents. We therefore have patterned the questions during the interview to solicit behavior patterns that indicate with high predictability whether the candidate can perform the job as required. This type of interview is different from those that you may have taken in the past.

Core Competency Outline

  1. Considers the financial implications for each decision you make.

  2. Demonstrates an understanding of the cost pressures inherent within our business and is able and willing to take action accordingly.

  3. Seeks out new learning opportunities as well as sharing, identifying and acting on lessons learned from successes and failures.

  4. Sincerely, willingly and continuously reaffirms key goals or values.

  5. Helps detect and resolve team breakdowns resulting from change.

  6. Learns and develops new skills or behaviors to adapt to constant, sometimes turbulent change.

  7. Shows a willingness to take calculated risks to accomplish project deliverables.

  8. Shows flexibility with current procedures to effectively achieve a business result for a customer.

  9. Improves performance by applying concepts from other situations to a new situation.

  10. Is determined to succeed and maintains focus in the face of the challenges.

  11. Be able to discuss the Core Competencies.

Financial Intelligence - Possesses financial understanding and demonstrates the ability to foster and lead cost efficient initiatives without sacrificing quality or core values.

Develops People and Self - Views people, their knowledge, and capabilities as the organization’s core assets. Supports the structures and policies that encourage employees to continuously seek improvement. Creates development possibilities for self and others.

Effectively Manages Change - Accepts and successfully adapts to change. Helps others adapt and remain effective.

Results Oriented - Is willing and able to be competitive and take risks in growing the organization’s profitability, while holding self and others accountable. Seeks to accomplish critical tasks with measurable results. Personally strives for excellence in performance by surpassing established standards. “Under promises and over delivers.”

Position Description

The Control Room Operator is responsible for the proper, efficient and safe operation of generating units.

Position-Related Responsibilities

  • Monitors and operates all equipment

  • Takes appropriate action and makes proper decisions based on unit status

  • Qualified to perform all duties of lower classifications as required

  • Directs lower classifications

  • Remain current with plant design and operational changes

  • Share training and knowledge with other classifications

  • Understanding and proper use of Protective Clearance and safety procedures

  • Effectively interact with plant personnel, supervision and outside departments (i.e. Systems)

  • Troubleshooting equipment

  • Effectively use the Computerized Maintenance Management System

  • Perform assigned work in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with Company practices and procedures

  • This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must meet position requirements and demonstrate competency through the established testing procedure

  • Ability to effectively communicate

  • Working knowledge of plant systems and equipment

  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and ability to direct personnel as required

  • Knowledge of environmental regulations and compliance procedures

  • Knowledge of heat rate and its direct effect on plant operation

  • Working knowledge of unit operation

  • Knowledge of plant and Company safety procedures

  • Maintain a high level of awareness and responsibility for environmental considerations that impact them, their jobs, and the Company to the level of their knowledge, training, and experience

  • Must be able to bend, stoop and lift for extended periods of time

  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders

All employees are expected and required to adhere to the Company Code of Ethics and Principles of Conduct.

Pay Rate: $49.02

All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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